A Magistrate Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the police to investigate 50 End SARS protesters sued by activist Kenechukwu Okeke who came before the court to complain of the defendants’ complicity in the destruction of his business.
Okeke alleged that during the riot thatfollowed the weeks-long anti-police brutality protest, his properties were destroyed and the defendants who promoted protests must be brought to justice.
The order to investigate the protesters was given by
Chief Magistrate Omolola Akindele of the Wuse Zone 6 of the Magistrate Court then gave the police two weeks to wrap up the investigation for trial to begin.
Akindele gave the Police two weeks to conclude their investigation so that trial of the case would commence.
The list of defendants joined in the suit comprises musicians Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, David Adeleke otherwise known as Davido, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz; and social media comedians, Debo Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni, and Maryam Akpaokagi aka Taoma, Peter and Paul Okoye, Innocent Idibia aka Tuface, Bankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W, Tiwa Savage, Michael Ajereh aka Don Jazzy and Yemi Alade.
Others listed include Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre, Pastor Sam Adeyemi; activist, Aisha Yesufu; ex-Super Eagles legend, Kanu Nwankwo; a former Director General, Bureau for Public Sector Reform, Dr. Joe Abah; journalist, Kiki Mordi, and actors, Yul Edochie and Uche Jombo.
Among social influencers dragged to court are Feyikemi Abudu, Olorunrinu Oduala, Pamilerin Adegoke, Japhet Omojuwa, Ayo Sogunro and Deji Adeyanju.
The case was instituted on Monday pursuant to sections 88, 109(a), 110(1)(c) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.
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